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Three Cases Every Artist Should Know….and Update Workshop

May 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


This webinar will give visual artists an introduction to these basic artists’ rights in plain English—no legalese.

In this webinar, you will get an introduction to three important areas of the law that govern visual art:

• The first case will introduce you to the basics of Copyright Law by discussing a lawsuit in which a photographer successfully sued various news outlets for using his photographs without payment or attribution.
•The second case will introduce the basics of Fair Use—when an artist can legally use another artist’s copyrighted work. The case used to illustrate this concept involved the photographer Patrick Cariou and appropriation artist Richard Prince. A more recent decision in a case by photographer Lynn Goldsmith against Andy Warhol may further clarify this concept.
•Finally, the third case illustrates the concept of moral rights—how to protect your artwork from distortion, mutilation, or destruction. The landmark 5 Pointz case illustrates how artists can successfully assert their rights in the face of powerful opposing forces.

This webinar is at capacity. Click here to be added to our waitlist.

The online workshops will be recorded and shared with all previously registered participants after the session concludes. It will be available for viewing up to one month after the workshop date.


May 13, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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